Katharine E. Norrell, 75, of Carlisle,
died Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sunday, March 1, 1936, in Carlisle, a
daughter of the late Mervin I. Keck, Sr. and Bessie J. (Russell) Keck, and the widow of Robert A. Norrell, who died Nov. 8,
Katharine was a nurse’s aide, and retired from Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community and had also
worked at the Cumberland County Nursing Home for many years, both of Carlisle. She was a member of the Bloserville God’s
Missionary Church, and, she enjoyed oil painting, fishing and playing computer games.
She is survived by two sons; William
B. (and his wife, Abigail) Smyser of Shippensburg and Franklin "Frank" H., III (and his wife, Lisa) Smyser of Carlisle,
two daughters; Valerie S. (and her husband, Mike) Clark of Carlisle and Sheila R. Tribbitt of Felton, Delaware, one brother,
Richard E. Keck of Carlisle, five sisters; Eleanor Karper, Carlisle, Doris Smyser, Carlisle, Peggy Bloser, Newville, Barbara
Sengbusch, Lakeland, FL and Helen Speed of Polk City, FL, three foster children; Charlotte Fisher and David Farner, both of
Newville and Richard Farner of Harrisburg, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by brothers; Roland Keck and Mervin Keck, Jr. and one granddaughter, Melody Smyser.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630
S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Ken Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing
will be on Monday from 6 - 8:00 p.m at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloserville God's Missionary
Church, 10 Baughman Drive, Newville, PA 17241.
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We are keeping your family in our thoughts and
Bet and Dennis Dacheux
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.
I MET KATHERINE AND SHE WAS A SWEETHEART FROM THE FIRST DAY, SHE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY AND THEY WILL CARRY WONDERFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU AND TAKE CARE
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